Carlos Gonzalez Injury: Rockies Star Hopes To Avoid Disabled List

Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez hurt his right wrist, but x-rays were negative, and he should remain day-to-day.

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Carlos Gonzalez Injury: Rockies Outfielder Is Day-To-Day

After crashing into the center-field wall at Coors Field on Sunday, Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez left the game on a cart. Then injury looked bad, and considering that Gonzalez missed time with a wrist problem last season, it was almost a given that he was going on the disabled list.

Almost a given, but not quite. After x-rays were negative, Gonzalez said that even though he couldn't really hold a bat after the injury, he was expecting to miss the disabled list entirely, hoping to come back before the All-Star break.

Now from Troy Renck from the Denver Post:

Cargo will play catch, run and try some light swings w a fungo bat. Realistically he won't play until Thursday at earliest

Good news for the Rockies, who probably felt as if they had irritated the wrong baseball god after Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki went down to injuries on consecutive nights. Both are day-to-day, and neither should to on the DL.

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Carlos Gonzalez Injury: Rockies Outfielder Leaves Sunday's Game With Wrist Injury

Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez left the seventh inning of Sunday's game against the Kansas City Royals with an apparent right wrist injury. He was taken to a local Denver hospital for precautionary x-rays on the wrist.

Royals catcher Brayan Pena drove a ball to deep center field to start the seventh and Gonzalez was able to track down the ball, but not without hitting into the outfield wall. He wound up bouncing off the wall and hurt his right wrist in the process.

Gonzalez was having a career game offensively before the injury, driving in a single-game best six runs. He had a three-run double in the fifth inning and then followed that with a three-run home run (his 13th on the year) in the sixth inning. However, the Royals led, 12-8, at that point, and Colorado allowed four more runs after the injury.

If this injury proves to be serious, the Rockies' offense will need to look toward All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to carry more of the burden in the batter's box.

For more on the Rockies visit SB Nation Denver and Purple Row.

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